YEAR 2014

SECTION New Frontier Exhibitions


Academy Award-nominated documentarian Danfung Dennis returns to the Sundance Film Festival (his film Hell and Back played at the 2011 Festival) with the first documentary film shot for virtual reality. Zero Point follows the pioneers of virtual reality, the researchers and developers who are creating this new digital dimension. From combat training simulations at the Department of Defense to research labs at Stanford, from indie game developers to hackers, this immersive game experience brings viewers up to date on an exciting new medium. —S.F.


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Artist Bios

Danfung Dennis has worked as a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2006. In 2009, he directed his first documentary on the war in Afghanistan, Hell and Back Again, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award. Dennis founded Condition One in 2010 to pioneer new forms of storytelling in virtual reality in order to create experiences that foster a better understanding of human consciousness.